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Are there any tricks to "bypass" duplicated question checking when asking on Stack OverFlow? [duplicate]

I've just started learning IT and ask questions on SO a lot. But I'm so tired of my questions being closed all the time due to duplicated reasons. They pointed me to some other question that was said ...
Quang Hoàng Minh's user avatar
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Does linking a similar question when asking a question make it less likely to get marked as a duplicate?

Let's say I want to ask a question, and I see a similar question and some answers to it but I don't feel that any of the answer tells me what I want to know. Would linking the similar question, in my ...
Anders Gustafson's user avatar
90 votes
31 answers

What should we be looking to change and what is inviolable?

Updated note (with the original post still below the line)- Thank you, very much, for the time you've spent answering these questions. I learned a ton. In fact, as I've hinted below, I'd like to do ...
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2 votes
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What happens with "Does this answer your question?" - Yes [duplicate]

Question When one/more users suggest another post answers your question (and there is a banner at the top of the page asking if question title answers your question? Yes/No), what physically happens ...
Martin's user avatar
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Feature request: Create a separate site for feature requests [duplicate]

The prominently displayed feature request tag on this site should be removed immediately. A Q&A site does NOT mix well with feature requests. A Q&A site correctly punishes duplicate questions ...
Alex Ryan's user avatar
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Demote duplicate flags to 'similarity'

I am not a high-score user on StackOverflow, so I don't know, if this feature exists for more established users. Sorry if this is a duplicate in itself. I often come across new questions in my search ...
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Why is it that asking questions is restricted if there are others that are remotely similar to it?

About two years ago, I tried out Stack Exchange for the first time. And one issue that continues to haunt me is the god-forbidden 'tagged as duplicate' tag. Why must we have to search this website for ...
Eevee's user avatar
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Give a "Not a duplicate button" on a question [duplicate]

EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate of the other question, as this is a feature request. Expected wording: Your post has been associated with a similar question. If that question doesn’t resolve your ...
Smart Manoj's user avatar
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2 answers

Addressing of flagged posts which need moderator intervention [duplicate]

Specifically, when a post is flagged as in need of moderator intervention what does it mean? A while ago, this happened: Little backstory: I asked a question which was related to a question supplied ...
Fourier Pikachu's user avatar
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3 answers

Could we describe what we think two questions have in common, when claiming that one question is possiblely a duplicate of another?

I know that when someone claims that a question is a duplicate there is an option to edit the question to make it more clear how it's different from the other question. Sometimes it can be clear how ...
Anders Gustafson's user avatar
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1 answer

Is there a way to advocate for the removal of a "duplicate question" declaration? [duplicate]

I made my way to this question: apache2.service is masked and there is a box purporting that it is a duplicate if this question: systemctl, how to unmask Question A is arguably a special case of ...
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If my post is clearly not a duplicate but users keep closing it as duplicate what am I supposed to do? [duplicate]

Respect User's prefers-color-scheme Setting on StackExchange Network to allow dark mode I've already edited it before posting to make sure it is not a duplicate and users are mistaking it as a ...
DrCord's user avatar
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1 vote
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How do you address a question that's been flagged as a duplicate? [duplicate]

A question I asked has been flagged as a duplicate, I believe incorrectly. When I looked up what to do here the advice was to edit it to explain why it wasn't, which I did, and then flagged it when ...
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Flagging a message by a moderator resulted in a suspension from another moderator [closed]

What can a person do if they flagged a chat message posted by a moderator that is spam, inappropriate, and/or offensive, and then another moderator suspends that person that flagged the original ...
Jenna Sloan's user avatar
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2 answers

How to contest a gold badge duplicate closure as low-rep user? [duplicate]

I asked Assign name to Hyper-V guest for Windows 10 host? to get a constructive response to the problem on how to get a host name for a client VM known to the host. Another user then came by and ...
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